After weeks of pitched fighting for control of Ramadi, government forces say they have retaken the city’s central administration complex from Islamic State, declaring a victory over the militants in Anbar’s provincial capital. Mana Rabiee reports. Continue reading
Eight people are killed after two containers filled with fireworks explode in Amman, according to the Civil Defence forces.
Hundreds of gaming enthusiasts from across the Arab world descend on Jordan to attend a gaming convention.
Britain will take in “thousands more” Syrian refugees, Prime Minister David Cameron says, changing his stance after an outpouring of emotion over the image of a dead Syrian toddler on a Turkish beach put him under pressure to act.
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(REUTERS, SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – Amid the increase in death, displacement and overall chaos in the Middle East over the past five years, Professor Jos Lelieveld of the Max-Planck Institute, says he has spotted one area where statistics indicate a decrease. He says, air pollution has declined significantly.
SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE, (REUTERS) – Broken and barren streets in the Yarmouk refugee camp just outside Damascus.
Amateur video, which can not be independently verified by Reuters, appears to show empty streets of the largely Palestinian enclave.
Kurds push Islamic State back towards Iraqi border but fate of abducted Assyrian Christians unknown.
Principle of the school attended by three missing British schoolgirls believed to be heading to Syria says they were not radicalised at the academy.
Turkish military vehicles are seen on the move in a town on the border with Syria as Ankara announces a successful mission to evacuate Turkish soldiers guarding a mausoleum in Syria.
British police launch an appeal to trace three London schoolgirls who are believed to be making their way to Syria, having flown to Turkey earlier this week.